Sunday, January 11, 2009

Halocho #245 - May one say Tehillim by heart?

The Torah is divided into two parts: The written-law (Tanach) and the oral-law (Mishna and Gemara).
Even if one knows parts of the written-law by heart, one should be careful not say them without a text.
The exception being those verses that everybody knows by heart, like those Tehillim said often during prayers like אשרי
If possible, one should pray from a Siddur, since Davening includes many verses that not everybody knows by heart. 
Blind people are allowed to say everything by heart.
Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 1:6
- Danny 
 Sunday, 15 Tevet 5769
Please daven for a complete recovery for baby Moshe ben Esther  -  a 6 months old baby who had a heart surgery - משה בן אסתר

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